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Luminosa tenebra

Estate 1808. Nel caldo soffocante l’esercito napoleonico occupa la Prussia e tenta di mettere le mani sulla sua ricchezza piú grande: l’ambra. Ma una maledizione sembra calare sulle raccoglitrici della preziosa resina, donne forti e splendide che cadono sotto i colpi di un assassino efferato e maniacale.
Mentre i loro corpi, lasciati nudi e stranamente mutilati sulle spiagge del Baltico, sembrano comporre un oscuro disegno, spetta di nuovo a Stiffeniis, il detective allievo di Kant, affrontare l’ignoto, e un pericolo piú vicino di quanto lui stesso possa immaginare.

Torna il procuratore Hanno Stiffeniis, che il lettore ha già incontrato nel fortunato Critica della ragion criminale. Questa volta si mette, per conto della Grande Armée, sulle tracce di un killer ossessivo. Con la fredda ostilità tra prussiani e francesi che si fonde con i nuovi entusiasmi per la scienza e le piú ancestrali paure pagane.
Su tutto, onnipresente, l’ambra. Fonte di ricchezza e cupidigia, finestra su un passato lontano, speranza di rivalsa per il presente. Avrà bisogno di affinare ogni sua facoltà, Stiffeniis, per allontanare dalle sensuali ragazze dell’ambra la minaccia di una mente che sembra coniugare la luce della ragione con la piú crudele e primordiale tenebra.

‘Michael Gregorio ha scritto un altro thriller storico meravigliosamente gotico, il suo migliore in assoluto, che apre una finestra sulla storia da un punto di vista inedito’.
Spectator

‘Luminosa tenebra è uno di quei libri che ogni vero fan di crime amerà. Questo è il terzo libro e anche il migliore della serie scritta dalla coppia di marito e moglie Michael Jacob e Daniela De Gregorio… Intelligente, abilmente costruito e scritto in modo elegante’.
Boston Globe and Mail

‘Divertimento granguignolesco’.
Guardian

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Lullaby: a novel

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of **Poems and Rhymes from Around the World**, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest.Written with a style and imagination that could only come from Chuck Palahniuk, **Lullaby** is the latest outrage from one of our most exciting writers at work today.

Luke’s Present

A Morning Report story

Lost Cow Ranch foreman Simon Bryan is worried about Luke, his boss and possessive partner of twelve years. Reeling from the flood that took his horse, Luke has postponed surgery on his knee, and his nightmares have been escalating. Worse, he is pulling away from Simon emotionally. Desperate to help his lover cope, Simon plans a special Christmas gift, but it is Luke’s present that changes their relationship forever.

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Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn

Earth officials were hard on the heels of the mysterious Sirian spy, Agent X, when he blasted off in a stolen spaceship. But before they could catch him, the master spy jettisoned the capsule that held his report into the icy rings of Saturn. In a flash, Lucky Starr and Bigman Jones found themselves in a race with the Sirian war fleet to recover it.
When the Sirians couldn’t find the capsule, they kidnapped Lucky and Bigman, bringing them to their secret military base on Titan. There the arrogant Sirian commander offered Lucky a terrible choice: turn traitor to Earth—or Bigman would die!
It was not an idle threat.

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids

The spaceship TSS Waltham Zachary has been taken by pirates based in the asteroid belt. Lucky Starr deliberately plans his own capture by the pirates so that he can take his revenge, as the pirates murdered his parents.

Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus

In the city of Aphrodite, beneath the oceans of Venus, a growing power is struggling to control the minds of the men from other planets. Before he can save the city from flooding, Lucky Starr must discover who is trying to steal the planet’s most important formulas and who set up Lucky’s best friend to look like the thief.

Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter

Lucky Starr and Bigman Jones journey to the remote moons of Jupiter to find the spy who is leaking the vital secrets of the hyperatomic engines of a prototype spaceship to the enemy Sirians
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Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury

From Wikipedia–
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury is the fourth novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in March 1956. Since 1972, reprints have included a foreword by Asimov explaining that advancing knowledge of conditions on Mercury have rendered some of the novel’s descriptions of that world inaccurate.
Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet

LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification: Exams 101 and 102

**Updated for the latest LPIC-1 Exams 101 and 102**
The LPIC-1 certification measures your understanding of the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market continues to grow, so does the demand for certified Linux administrators. Prepare for the latest versions of the LPIC-1 exams 101 and 102 with the new edition of this detailed Study Guide. This practical book covers key Linux administration topics and all exam objectives and includes real-world examples and review questions to help you practice your skills. In addition, you’ll gain access to a full set of online study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more.
* Prepares candidates to take the Linux Professional Institute exams 101 and 102 and achieve their LPIC-1 certification
* Covers all exam objectives and features expanded coverage on key topics in the exam
* Includes real-world scenarios, and challenging review questions
* Gives you online access to bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary
* Topics include system architecture, installation, GNU and Unix commands, Linux filesystems, essential system services, networking fundamentals, security, and more
Approach the LPIC-1 certification exams with confidence, with *LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, Third Edition*.
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Low-Fat Top Secret Recipes

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**#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series with more than 4 million books sold!

Todd Wilbur**, the irrepressible restaurant recipe knockoff artist, is back. Thanks to Wilbur’s latest Top Secret mission—to re-create some of America’s most popular food products without the fat—readers can now feast guilt-free on their favorite snacks. The easy-to-follow recipes, along with Wilbur’s patented blueprint illustrations, are guaranteed to produce healthier homemade treats that taste identical to the real thing—like Nabisco Reduced-Fat Oreo Cookies or Entenmann’s Light Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls. Wilbur also tackles some familiar restaurant delights, including Bennigan’s Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, McDonald’s Arch Deluxe and Egg McMuffin, and Wendy’s Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pita—concocting them all at a fraction of the calories and at a fraction of the cost. Once again, the intrepid Todd Wilbur goes where no food writer has gone before—and proves that when it comes to providing recipes for food that diners really want to eat, he is the peoples’ choice.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Low Carb On The Go

Trying to cut carbs? Want to enjoy fresh, filling lunches on the go?

Plan your low-carb diet and stick to it by creating more than 80 delicious, healthy meals and snacks to eat at work, on the road, or at home. Low-carb eating is a sustainable lifestyle choice for an increasing number of people looking to lose weight, keep their blood sugar stable, or simply avoid the afternoon carb coma.

Low Carb on the Go makes fitting a low-carb diet into your busy day as easy as possible with more than 80 recipes modern, vegetable, and protein-packed recipes such as chia seed and turmeric pudding, coconut and vanilla energy balls, and chicken teriyaki with cauliflower rice. Discover tips and tricks for healthy meal prep, and the best way to store and transport your low-carb lunch to keep it tasting fresh. Each recipe contains nutritional information, including the all-important carb count, as well as a handy guide to the prep time and equipment you’ll need.

With Low Carb on the Go you can plan your low-carb diet and stick to it with delicious, healthy meals and snacks for anytime, anywhere.

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Loving My Best Friend’s Daughter

Dr. Dmitri Stanton must protect his hot new wife and their children from an unknown force set on destruction; but even in the midst of chaos these two hot blooded lovers find it impossible to keep their hands off each other.
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Loving Jack

SUMMARY: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Somehow her own fictional brooding hero had turned up in person right under her own roof, and now all romance writer Jackie MacNamara had to do was convince stubborn Nathan Powell that happily-ever-after began at home — and in her arms.

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met. All tenderly his messenger he chose; Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet–One perfect rose. –Dorothy Parker Welcome to the mysterious and sometimes scandalous world of the language of flowers. Since the days of Queen Victoria (and earlier the harems of the Middle East) flowers have allowed lovers and friends to express themselves without saying a word. In Loves Me, Loves Me Not, author and illustrator Peter Loewer explores the fascinating history of floral messages. In this book you’ll find intriguing plant lore, unexpected historical connections, or simply an opportunity to connect with a beloved in a unique way. Confess unrequited love with a daffodil. Show happiness with primroses. Wish someone luck with a four-leaf clover. Make your declaration of love not with a rose, but with a tulip! With intriguing stories and stunning full-color illustrations, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, introduces you to flowers that have been conveying message for centuries. As Loewer says: The language of flowers is a delightful idea. In the world of cell phones and mass communications, sending a simple bouquet that tells a tale of love and affection seems to be a great idea whose time has come again.
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The Lovely Bones

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.’

This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet …

The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting – but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.

‘Spare, beautiful and brutal prose … The Lovely Bones is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing.’ – The Times.

‘Moving and compelling …It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed.’ – Maggie O’Farrell, Sunday Telegraph.
**Recensie(s)**

Ms. Sebold’s achievements: her ability to capture both the ordinary and the extraordinary, the banal and the horrific, in lyrical, unsentimental prose; her instinctive understanding of the mathematics of love between parents and children; her gift for making palpable the dreams, regrets and unstilled hopes of one girl and one family. What a wonderful writer Alice Sebold is. Out of darkness she makes light, out of despair and violence, beauty, out of deep loss a peculiar, hard-won gain. All her characters, for good or ill, travel to surprising places and so do we, her extremely fortunate readers. Set in a heaven as real and possible as the earth is mysterious and shifting, THE LOVELY BONES explores, with clear-eyed affection and wit, the romance of family life, the shy, funny turbulence of adolescence and the painful tracks love and loss make through our world.
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